Keep Calm

Keep Calm and Put a Smile On

It was one of those days that my sweet little 4 year old decided to pitch a fit outside a store on the sidewalk like a 2 year old while I was having to run errands. Thankfully these sqwalling fits are few and far between nowadays.  I always know when he gets like this its because he’s exhausted and really needs a nap. :)

I realized that the biggest accomplishment for me was staying calm and just smiling while I picked him up off the sidewalk and walked to the car to put him in his car seat. We didn’t get too far down the road before he fell asleep. I DID NOT let it ruin my day  – which the stress of it all could have easily done!!

What things do you do (or most of the time in my case – TRY to do) to Keep Calm in stressful situations??



Breakfast – Go & Neuro in my water with my morning Vi-pak and then got straight to work and forgot my shake :(

Snack – Warm Nutra cookie—heated in the microwave for 20 seconds—–>YUMM!!!!  (4pts+)

Lunch – Bullritos To Go – I LOVE Bullritos as a healthy alternative to fast food. I always get Salad style, no rice, no beans, grilled chicken, no cheese, cilantro ranch, pico, and peppers and onions  (8pts+)

Snack – 5 dark chocolate covered almonds and crunchy pb with 1/2 a HUGE apple (7pts+)

Dinner – Migas – I saute’ yellow & red peppers with onions and a clove of garlic, 1 corn tortilla in pieces, then scramble in eggs until done, then add 1 Light Queso Fresco & Chipotle Laughing Cow wedge in and top with cilantro and pico. SO GOOD!  (7pts+)

Snack – Vi-shake with almond/coconut milk (3pts+)

not pictured – banana

Total 29 pts+




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About Carman

36 year old military wife of 18 years and stay at home mom to 4 incredible kids (3 girls ages 17, 11, 11 and our son is 6). After my 4th, and final baby, I decided I wanted to be more active, healthier, happier, and to be an example to my kids. I joined Weight Watchers and started using the Points Plus program to learn portion control, moderation, and develop healthier habits. I also used the dietSNAPS app to track my meals and it was such a life changer for me to literally *see* what I was putting in my body! Cyndi, Lexy and I created this blog to be accountability partners and that has been a huge key to this journey! I love to cook and I love converting my favorite recipes into a healthier version for my family to enjoy! I love the after effects of exercising :) I love challenging myself to fitness goals to change things up and in doing so I have run numerous 5K/10K's, several half marathons, one full 26.2 marathon, and a Tough Mudder. I love circuit training, weight training, and running sprints. My goal is to inspire others to take their health seriously, and to show how small changes can lead to big results.

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